I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Heritage Advisory Panel will be held on:




Meeting Room:



Monday, 9 May 2022


This meeting will be held remotely and a recording of the meeting will be available on: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/meetings-council-bodies/Pages/webcasts-council-meetings.aspx


Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Taonga Tuku Iho / Heritage Advisory Panel










Sally Hughes


Co-Deputy Chairperson

Steve Bielby


Co-Deputy Chairperson

Nicola Short



Elizabeth Aitken-Rose

Margot McRae


Noelene Buckland

Sherry Reynolds


Graeme Burgess

Rākeiao Skerrett


John Burns

Lisa Truttman


Bridget Graham

David Veart


Caleb Hamilton

Councillor Wayne Walker





(Quorum 8 members)




Sarndra O'Toole

Kaiarataki Kapa Tohutohu Mana Whakahaere / Team Leader Governance Advisors


3 May 2022


Contact Telephone: 021704850

Email: sarndra.otoole@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz




(Excerpt – full terms of reference available as a separate document)


The terms of reference set out the purpose, role and protocols of the Panel.

Panel members abide by the Code of Conduct for members of Auckland Council advisory




As one of council’s engagement mechanisms with diverse communities, the demographic advisory panels provide advice to the governing body and council staff within the remit of the Auckland Plan on the following areas:



The panel’s advice will contribute to improving the outcomes of diverse communities and social cohesion as set out in the Auckland Plan. The panel will advise through their agreed strategic agenda and detailed work programme.


Strategic agenda and work programme

The panel must develop a work programme and set a strategic agenda for the term. The agendas should be focused and integrated across the panels for collaborative input into shared agendas, particularly on the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan and annual plans.  The panel should advise on council’s organisational strategies relevant to diverse communities.

The governing body and council staff should work with the panel for the development of their strategic agendas and work programme. An appropriate committee will approve the panel’s work programme and any subsequent major changes to it.



The panel must not make formal submissions to Auckland Council on council strategies, policies and plans, for example, the annual plan.

In its advisory role to the council, the panel may have input to submissions made by the council to external organisations but do not make independent submissions, except as agreed with the council.

This does not prevent individual members being party to submissions outside their role as panel members.



The form and functioning of the panels may be reviewed prior to or after, the end of the panel’s term in September 2022.



Heritage Advisory Panel

09 May 2022




1          Apologies                                                                                 5

2          Declaration of Interest                                          5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                         5

4          Extraordinary Business                                       5

5          Update on the Council's Preliminary Response to the Government's Urban Intensification Rules                                                                      7

6          Consideration of Extraordinary Items


1          Apologies


At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.



2          Declaration of Interest


Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.



3          Confirmation of Minutes


That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 14 June 2021, as a true and correct record.



4          Extraordinary Business


Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-


(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and


(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-


(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and


(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”


Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:


“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-


(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-


(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and


(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but


(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”



Heritage Advisory Panel

09 May 2022



Update on the Council's Preliminary Response to the Government's Urban Intensification Rules

File No.: CP2022/05538




Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To enable the Heritage Advisory Panel to discuss the Council’s draft response to the Government’s new rules on urban intensification for Auckland and to seek feedback from panel members.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Auckland Council has requested public feedback (closing 9 May 2022) on its draft proposals to enable intensification of urban Auckland.  This has come about from the Government’s two recent planning reforms which require the Council to implement:

i)       The National Policy Statement on Urban Development provisions which required the Council to enable buildings six storeys or more within walking distances to the city centre, large metropolitan centres and around train stations and bus stations on the Northern Busway.  Greater heights and densities are also to be enabled within and around other suburban centres

ii)       The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act requires Council to enable more medium density housing of up to three units of three storeys across almost all Auckland suburbs.

3.       At the Heritage Advisory Panel workshop on 26 April 2022, officers outlined the Councils preliminary response to the above Government rules.

4.       Key issues for the Panel to consider relate to the Councils approach to Special Character and include:

i)       The identification of Special Character as a qualifying matter

ii)       The methodology used to meet the legislative requirements of a site by site analysis

iii)      The use of thresholds (75%, 66%) to identify what a qualifying matter is

iv)      Extent of walkable catchments.


Ngā tūtohunga


That the Heritage Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on the Councils preliminary response to the Government’s urban intensification rules and provide feedback at the meeting.





Ngā tāpirihanga


There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina



Noel Reardon - Manager Heritage